In Galatians 6:8 Paul says: “ … the person who sows to his own flesh will reap corruption from the flesh, but the one who sows to the Spirit will reap eternal life from the Spirit.” The absence of spirit-filled thinking is prevalent within American society; Planned Parenthood ultimately advances and promotes this absence through its racist origins, previous scandals, and present procedures. Money must not be given to this unethical organization to use for the misleading of people into a deeper spiritual wilderness.
The first reason that Planned Parenthood should be defunded is because Margaret Sanger, its founder, planted immoral values in its onset. She once said, “The most merciful thing that a large family can do to one of its infant members is to kill it.” Margaret Sanger was born into the large growing Higgins family. Her mother, Anne Percell Higgins, had seven miscarriages and eleven children before she died early in life (Comstock). Margaret experienced much death and depression early in life, and thought it would be better to kill a child than to make it suffer. Margaret tried to solve the problem of suffering with her own paradigm of the world, not a Biblical worldview. What Margaret essentially did was solve death with death. She dedicated her life to the legalization of birth control, including abortion, in America, speading a legacy that lead to the first birth control and abortion clinics all around the nation, including Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin, founded in 1935. Not only did Margaret believe in the prevention of suffering through death, but she also believed that eugenics could make a perfect race. According to Planned
Parenthood, “Eugenics is the theory that society can be improved through planned breeding for “desirable traits” like intelligence and industriousness” (Planned Parenthood). Although denying her values, this organization accepts their founder’s contributions, even naming awards after her. People cannot look past the fact that Planned Parenthood is built on destruction of life and racist values. Planned Parenthood should be defunded for its unconscionable foundation (Planned Parenthood).
Furthermore, money should be withdrawn from Planned Parenthood, for its fraudulent use of aborted baby parts, caused by its corrupt foundation. A video was released by the Center for Medical Progress in 2015 showing how previous Senior Medical Director of Planned Parenthood, Deborah Nucatola, talked over lunch about how to keep baby parts intact when aborting a baby. She said, “…we’ve been very good at getting heart, lung, liver, because we know that, so I’m not gonna crush that part, I’m going to basically crush below, I’m gonna crush above, and I’m gonna see if I can get it all intact.” The video also showed Nucatola talking about sale prices, even though she expresses in the video that “…nobody should be ‘selling’ tissue” (Tavernise). Eric Ferrero, a spokesman in 2015 for Planned Parenthood responded to the controversy and said, “We help patients who want to donate tissue for scientific research under the highest ethical and legal standards” (CBS) (Graham). Planned Parenthood aborts a baby’s life, denying the fact that that baby was a child and uses this baby’s parts for research on the human body. If they use it for research on the human body, having identical organs, then is that baby not a human? This organization is selling and distributing human, and not only human, but baby organs for their own income and well being. Planned Parenthood should not be given money for this disgusting use of human life.
Finally, Planned Parenthood should be defunded for performing abortions. This organization’s mission statement is, “Planned Parenthood believes that all people are full human beings with the right to determine their own future and decide, without coercion or judgement, whether and when to have children” (Planned Parenthood). If this organization believes that all people are full human beings with the right to determine their own future, then why do they kill unborn babies? Julaine Appling, President of Wisconsin Family Council, says, “ Planned Parenthood is the nation’s and our state’s largest abortion provider.” Statistics show that this organization aborts over 300,000 babies each year (Israel). A national organization should not see a baby through an ultrasound and decide to kill that baby-it is against the will of God. God says children are a heritage of the Lord in Psalm 127:3, showing that children should not be an object that people terminate; they should not be a convenience or an inconvenience, but a blessing. Not only does Planned Parenthood promote abortion, but it equates it with healthcare. It says this about its care for its customers: “Like other doctors offices, clinics, and hospitals, Planned Parenthood health centers are reimbursed for many services we provide to patients who rely on public
programs for health care” (Planned Parenthood). This organization tosses around the phrase “health care”, even using it thirteen times on one of their history reports (Planned Parenthood). In Julaine Appling’s words, “Abortion is not health care. It is an elective procedure that is meant to be life-taking. That’s not health care.” In fact, the definition that Google has for health care is, “efforts made to maintain or restore physical, mental, or emotional well-being especially by trained and licensed professionals.” The termination of a baby in the womb is not restoring the physical, mental, or emotional being of a woman. Abortion only causes guilt and depression in most women who get abortions. Abortions abolish a baby’s right to a physical, mental, and emotional being. This organization should be defunded for it’s murder of babies.
If Planned Parenthood is not stopped, society will become prejudiced and full of racist values. Not only are values in society at stake, but a baby’s life is at stake. Babies are being murdered everyday within the doors of Planned Parenthood. The future of this organization in Wisconsin is up to Christians within the community. Christians cannot just sit on the sidelines and wait for others to do the edifying work of Christ. The fight for moral values in the United States needs to be aggressive. Planned Parenthood must be defunded.
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Submitted by Hunter Weakley
3rd place winner of 2021 BFLW Essay Contest (Tie)